Once again, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are asking Kanye West to stop tweeting about politics

  • Kanye West is tweeting about his political views — again.
  • John Legend texted West to tell him that one of his tweets was misleading.
  • Charlamagne tha God also reached out to West.
  • West tweeted a screenshot of those messages.
  • Chrissy Teigen also seems frustrated, as she tweeted this: “kanyeeeeeeeeeeeeee iljeflaejsf’pifgaiw’rgjwregfreogjwrpogjjr.”

For the second time in less than a week, John Legend texted his close, personal friend Kanye West to have an open conversation about politics and race issues in America only to have West screenshot and post the exchange.

Legend’s most recent response came after West shared a screenshot of a text conversation with someone named Steve about the history of the Republican party. 

—KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 30, 2018

“Abe Lincoln freed and protected the slaves and he was Republican. Republicans were the ones who’s helped black people,” Steve wrote. “Democrats protected the rights of the slave owners in the south.”

West replied that he was going to Tweet the exchange. Steve then responded saying “those are facts.”

But those are not facts, as Legend and Charlamagne tha God explained to West via text message. West shared screenshots of their messages on Twitter.

—KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 30, 2018

Both men pointed out to West that, yes, Abraham Lincoln was a member of the Republican party, but it’s a little more complicated than that. The Republican party of Lincoln’s day doesn’t have much in common with the current Republican party. As Nation writer John Nichols explained, the Democratic and Republican parties gradually began to be the groups we know today in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as Northern Democrats eventually shifted toward a more liberal platform and Southern Democrats became associated with the Republican party, Nichols noted.

Legend and Charlamagne both urged West to think critically about how he uses his platform on Twitter, where he has several million followers.

Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen expressed her apparent frustration over West’s initial tweet.

—christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 30, 2018

In case you missed it, this isn’t the first time West has tweeted about politics. On Thursday, the rapper tweeted that he supports Donald Trump because both men have “dragon energy.” Then, he walked back his initial statements after his wife Kim Kardashian West asked him to. Later that day, West tweeted a picture of himself wearing a signed Make America Great Again hat. At the same time, Kardashian West was trying to do some serious damage control

Teigen and Legend seemingly both reached out to West privately as this all unfolded. While West tweeted out his first conversation with Legend, one of Teigen’s tweets implied that she contacted the rapper, too.

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